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Kletterwald “climbing forest” Neroberg

Kletterwald “climbing forest” Neroberg

Channel your inner Tarzan! Swing down ropes and climb within the trees at the Wiesbaden Neroberg Kletterwald! Located on the top of Wiesbaden in the beautiful Neroberg, this high ropes course offers adventure for the thrill seekers as well as those who have a slight fear of heights. While on […]

September 17, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

Mallorca open for business

Mallorca open for business

As I sat for dinner on my final night in Mallorca, the server bustled over to ask — in her native English — “What can I get you to drink?” I replied and asked her if the kitchen was open for dinner. She got excited, “Yes! Of course. You aren’t […]

September 10, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

How to take advantage of plentiful bike trails  in Kaiserslautern area

How to take advantage of plentiful bike trails in Kaiserslautern area

“It’s freezing!” my son yelled as he dipped a toe in the wassertretbecken (water treading pool). Soon he was knee-deep in the cold clear water of the small pool beside a bike trail in Katzweiler. It was one of many stops we made along the 41km/25.5mi bike loop we pedaled […]

September 3, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

Five best outdoor breaks in Europe

Five best outdoor breaks in Europe

When most of us think of vacations, we think of hours spent lazing by the pool, an iced beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. We all work hard, so what’s wrong with a couple of weeks off doing absolutely nothing? The answer is of course, […]

August 20, 2021 ×

Lifestyle, Schools

What is a German “Schultüte?”

What is a German “Schultüte?”

Every year, thousands of German kids carry a “Schultüte” to their first day of school. The cones have been a German tradition for more than 100 years. Although there are no records of its actual origins, the so-called “Schultüte” or “Zuckertüte” seems to have been introduced to school children in […]

August 20, 2021 ×

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Why hiking French Alps is fabulous, even in bad weather

Why hiking French Alps is fabulous, even in bad weather

First it rained, then it snowed; my 10-year-old son dug out his layers, my teenage daughter found her waterproof jacket and pants, and we kept hiking. Then the sun came out; I took off my hat and gloves, my husband stuffed his puffy coat back in his backpack, and we […]

August 13, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

History, Culture, Sun in South of France

History, Culture, Sun in South of France

Nîmes, located in the south of France, is famous for many reasons. The light is wonderful, which is why French impressionists gravitated toward the area. The weather is lovely, as well. Average temperatures hover in the fifties even during the winter months, and sun is plentiful. If you’re looking for […]

August 6, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

Warnemünde – a Resort on the  Baltic Sea

Warnemünde – a Resort on the Baltic Sea

When you’re considering summer plans, don’t forget that Germany has beaches, too. One of the best destinations is the seaside resort city of Warnemünde, situated in the northeast part of Germany in the Rostock district. It attracts numerous tourists all year round for its beaches, maritime attractions, harbor cruises, restaurants, […]

July 30, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

E-scooters in Germany — dos and don’ts

E-scooters in Germany — dos and don’ts

E-Scooters were finally authorized for use on German roads almost exactly two years ago and they were quickly adopted as the perfect mode of transportation for short distances. These electric pedal scooters are usually small and easy to transport, often even foldable. The perfect vehicle for inner cities and short […]

July 30, 2021 ×

Lifestyle

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

by Ronny Juhans
contributing writer

If you are new to the KMC and have your dog(s) with you, depending on where you live you may not have a chance to let your dog run loose, or know great places in the surrounding area to do so. Living in an apartment downtown or on-base/post housing sometimes restricts you to a quick daily walk with your dog before and after work or on weekends. Don’t let this prevent you from getting out and trying something new and exciting while spending quality time with your dog as well as the entire family.

July 22, 2021 ×